Professor Ariel Alfonso Alfredo Ortiz Lagardere, M.D. FACS

Contact

 

Obesity Control Center, Centro Internacional de Excelencia en Cirugía Bariátrica Leona Vicario #1510, segundo piso
Zona Río, Tijuana, México, C.P. 22320
Phone
US. 1866 Dr. Ortiz (376 7849)  MX: 011-52(664) 6849505
Email: drortiz@obesitycontrolcenter.com

Academic appointments:

Professor of Surgery  University of Baja California, Tijuana Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Baja California, Tijuana  1998—2000

Professor of Laparoscopic Surgery  North Western Laparoscopic Training Center Mexican Social Security Institute
Tijuana, B.C., México  2000—present

Professor Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Course  North Western Laparoscopic Training Center Mexican Social Security Institute
Tijuana, B.C., México

2002—present  Professor of Bariatric Surgery 

2005 – 2014
Director of Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Control Center, International Center of Excellence. 2010 – 2014
Broadcasting Director, International Bariatric Club
2011 – 2014
President: Bariatric T.V., On Line T.V.
2007
Director of the Bariatric Surgery Training Center, Allergan Medical
2004 – Present
Director, Obesity Control Center
2003 – Present
Director of the Minimal Invasive Surgery, Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgery of Baja California.
2001 – 2003
Chief of Surgery, Notre Dame Hospital, Tijuana, México
2001 – 2006
Committee of Quality Assurance, Siglo XXI Hospital, Culiacan, Sinaloa.
2000 – 2007
Committee of Quality Assurance, Praga Hospital, Tijuana.
2000 – Present
Blue Shield International Evaluation Committee, Tijuana Medical Association.
1997 – 2000
Co-Director, Endoscopic Hernia Training Program and Facility, Mexican Social Security Institute, Tijuana B.C. Mexico.
1998 – 2000
Co-Director, Advanced Laparoscopic Training Course, Mexican Social Security Institute, Tijuana B.C. Mexico.
1998 – 2000
Operative & Invasive Procedures Committee, Mexican Social Security Institute, Tijuana B.C. Mexico.

Honors & Academic distinctions

 

2009-2013 Secretary of the Scientific Committee, Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association.

Honorary Member of the Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 2011

Surgeon of Excellency, Surgical Review Corporation, Virginia, USA.
Trustee’s Board Member, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital, Circle of Care Committee 2006

Scientific Committee, Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 2004

Scientific Committee, Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 2002
National President and Honorary Member:
Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association.  2000  State President of the Association and Honorary Member:  Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 1999
Secretary, Baja California Surgeons Association
1998  Secretary of the Scientific Committee, Baja California Surgeons Association 1996
Honorary President, Northwestern Residents Association
1995  Chief of Residents, General Surgery, Centro Medico Nacional de Noroeste, Obregon City, Sonora
1994
Chief of Residents, General Surgery, Centro Medico Nacional de Noroeste, Obregon City, Sonora  1993
Chief of Residents, General Surgery, Clinic No 20 of the Mexican Social Security Institute
1992
A.H. Robbins Award of Academic Excellence, Awarded by the President of México, Raul Salinas de Gortari

Publications

 

- Ortiz Lagardere, AA, Lopez Covala JA, Guzman Cordero F.
“3 Years’ Experience, Endoscopic Hernia Training Center.” Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. October 2000.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, Lopez Corvala JA, Guzman Cordero F. “Achalasia Accumulated Experience”. Endoscopic Training Center, IMSS, Tijuana
Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosi,
Mexico. October 2000.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F. “Complications related to adjustment port after 150 Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Bandings”.
Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. October 2000.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F. “Multidisciplinary approach after Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding elevates success rate.”
Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. October 2000.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, Lopez Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F. “Preventing Lap-Band Slippage, Modifications to the Technique.” Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. October 2000.
- López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F, Ortiz Lagardere AA. “First 100 cases of Adjustable Silicon Gastric Banding, 3-year

Follow-up.”
Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
October 2000.
- Lopez Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F, Ortiz Lagardere AA.
“TEP hernia repair, Focus on the technique.”
Presented at the AMCL Annual Meeting, León Guanajuato,
Mexico. November 1999.
- López Corvala, JA, Guzman Cordero F, Ortiz Lagardere AA.
“Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, our experience.”
Presented at the AMCL Annual Meeting, Cancún. May 1999.
- Awarded the first place by the AMCL Scientific Committee.
Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.
“Intragastric Balloon for mild obesity. Technique and results.”
Presented in the AMCL Annual Meeting Acapulco Guerrero,
Mexico. May 1999.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.
“Band Adjustment, a Multidisciplinary approach.”
Presented at the AMCO Annual Meeting, Mazatlán Sinaloa,
Mexico. July 1999.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.
“Complications related to the Lap-Band, Slippage and Erosion.”
Presented at the AMCO Annual Meeting, Mazatlán Sinaloa,
Mexico. July 1999.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.
“Technique is related to band slippage.”
Presented at the AMCO Annual Meeting, Mazatlán Sinaloa,
México. July 2000.
- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Crovala JA, Guzmán Cordero F
“Laparoscopic Hernia Repair; A revised training protocol.”
Rev Mex Cir Endosc, 2, 71-74 Abril 2001
- “Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery on Patients with a History of Nissen Fundoplication for Gastroesphageal Disease (GERD)”
Dr. Ariel Ortiz Lagardere, Martínez Gamboa Arturo, Acosta, Héctor, Viramontes So Marco, Bernal Héctor, August, 2009
- “Gastric Banding in Adolescent Patients, Report on 113 Cases.” Presenting author: Dr. Ariel Ortiz List of co-authors: MARTINEZ GAMBOA Arturo, BERNAL Héctor, VIRAMONTES SO Marco, ACOSTA Héctor, August 2009
- “The 5 Minute Adjustable Gastric Band Placement” Presenting author: Dr. Ariel Ortiz List of co-authors: MARTINEZ GAMBOA Arturo, ACOSTA Héctor, VIRAMONTES SO Marco, BERNAL Héctor,  August 2009.
- “Adjustable Gastric Band Placement after Failed Gastric Bypass” Presenting author: Dr. Ariel Ortiz  List of co-authors: MARTINEZ GAMBOA Arturo, ACOSTA Héctor, VIRAMONTES SO Marco, BERNAL Héctor, August 2009.

Presentations and Keynote Speeches

 

- Autonomous University of Baja California, School of Medicine Anniversary Conference, “Minimally Invasive Surgery.”
- Mexican Social Security Institute, Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, “Skill Development for the Laparoscopic Surgeon.”  - Autonomous University of Baja California, School of Medicine. “Aids related surgical procedures.”
1998
Mexican Social Security Institute, HGR 20 Tijuana.  “Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic vs Open.”
1998
- Baja California College of Surgeons, Laparoscopic Hernia Meeting.
“The Tep approach, the future of the endoscopic approach.”
- Baja California College of Surgeons, VII International
Laparoscopic Reunion. “Avoiding bile duct injuries.”
1998
- Mexican Association of Laparoscopic Surgery, VIII
International Laparoscopic Surgery Reunion.
“Management of Chronic Pain, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair.”
- Mexican Association of General Surgery, New Techniques and
Innovations in Surgery, Mexican, B.C. “The double mesh technique”
1998
- Mexican Association of General Surgery, New Techniques and Innovations in Surgery, San Luis Rio Colorado. “The double mesh technique.”
- Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery, Annual Reunion.
- Ixtapa, Guerrero. “Obesity surgery, a stepped-up approach.”
1999
- Mexican Association of General Surgery, Regional Reunion, San Luis Rio Colorado. “Partial or Total Fundoplication, indications and technique.”
1999
- Mexican Association of General Surgery, Open Hernia Course, Chihuahua, Chihuahua. “Experience with the double mesh technique.”
- Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Obesity Course, Acapulco Guerrero.

- Mexican Association of General Surgery, International Laparoscopic Reunion, Tijuana, B.C. “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.”
- Mexican Association of General Surgery, International Laparoscopic Reunion, Tijuana, B.C. “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.”  - Mexican Association of General Surgery, Regional Laparoscopic Reunion, Mexicali, B.C. “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.”
- Mexican Association of General Surgery, International Laparoscopic Reunion,
San Luis Rio Colorado, “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.”  - Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery, Annual Meeting, “Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding.”
- Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery and National Defense
System, Annual Meeting, Ensenada, Baja, California, “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.”  - Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery Regional Meeting, Tijuana, Baja, California “Endoscopic Hernia Repair, Tep.”  - Mexican Association of General Surgery, “Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding.”  2000
- “Intragastric Balloon Placement, technique and results.”
Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery, Annual Reunion, Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
- “Band Adjustment Protocol, a multidisciplinary approach”.
2000 National Defense System, Annual Reunion, Ensenada, Baja, California.
- “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication”
2000 Mexican Association of General Surgery, Northwestern Regional Reunion, Mexicali, B.C.
- “The Tep repair, technique.”
Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, National Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, México - “Lap-Band, Safe and effective procedure; Four year follow-up”.
Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, National Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, México - “LASGB, Long term complications and Follow-up”.
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Co-Director Director, Hospital Excel, Tijuana, México
2002
- LASGB, Mexican experience, Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium
Phil Schauer Course, Breckenridge Colorado.
2002
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium
Complications in Lap-Band, avoiding and treating them successfully.
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México.
2003
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium
Band Erosion, Diagnosis and Treatment
Band Complications
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México. 2004
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium
Unusual band Complications  Band Prolapse, Surgical Repair
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México.
2005
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium
Gastric Band Erosions and their treatment
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México.
2005
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium
Complications with The Lap-Band, Avoiding and resolving them.
Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, San Antonio, Texas.
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Co-Director Director, IMSS Hospital, Tijuana, México.
2006
- Gastric Banding, Results in Teenage group
American College of Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, California.
2006
- Annual WLS Support Meeting
Life after Gastric Banding, Seattle, Washington.
2007
- “LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Allergan National Sales Meeting, Workshop Executive Director, Bogotá, Colombia  Gastric Banding
2007 – 10 Year Experience
World Meeting
- Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Santiago, Chile.
Gastric Banding vs Gastric Sleeve
Long Term outcomes after Gastric Banding
World Meeting
- Latin-American Federation of Endoscopic Surgery, Santiago Chile.
Gastric Banding over Failed RNY ByPass
World Meeting
- Latin-American Federation of Endoscopic Surgery, Santiago Chile.
2007
- “LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Allergan National Sales Meeting, Workshop Executive Director, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2008
- IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)
Allergan Sponsored Symposium Celebrating 15 years with the LapBand System Symposium Director, Buenos Aires Argentina

- Globesity Center Seminar, Mar de Plata, Argentina; “LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery.
Executive Director
2008  - ASMBS (Washington DC)
Techniques of Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery Gastric Banding the ByPass
2008
Mexican Congress of Obesity Surgery, Oaxaca, México.
Keynote Speech
Gastric Band Complications: Saving Unsuccessful Bypass
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Executive Director, Obesity Control Center, Tijuana, México
2009
- IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)
Paris France
The 5 Minute Adjustable Gastric Band
Adjustable gastric band placement after failed gastric bypass
Gastric Banding adolescents: Report on 113 cases
Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery on Patient with history of Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal disease
“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery
Executive Director, Obesity Control Center, Tijuana, México
2010
- Mexican Congress of Obesity Surgery, Cancun, México.
Keynote Speech
Gastric Band Erosion Management
Experience in 123 cases of gastric band surgery in teenagers
Experience in 134 slippage cases.
Gastric Band posterior Nissen fundoplication
Gastric Band Replacement in patients with previous erosion
Failed Gastric Band ByPass Placement
2012
- IFSO World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.
Keynote Speech,
Handling Teenage patients in Bariatric Surgery
Managing complications in Gastric Sleeve
Advances in the Gastric Plication Technic
2013
- Bariatric Surgery World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey.
Board of Experts in Gastric Plication Surgery, General Coordinator
Head Professor, Transcongress course in Bariatric Surgery
Keynote Speech, Managing Complications in Bariatric Surgery
Talk, 10 year results in Bariatric surgery with zero deaths.

National Television and Program Host

 

June 2001- June 2001 Information Capsules Home Remedies Discovery Health  Feb 2002- Feb 2003
Discovery Channel Latin-America Discovery Health
Spanish Version of “Living Pulse” Show Host for Latin America and Spain  2003-2007
Host Discovery Health Medical Planet
Home Remedies Short Clips
Randy Alvarez Medical Show
2006 NBC, Date Line, “Suddenly Thin”  2007 Documentary, “A Weight-loss Journey” Independent Film Inc.  2008 The Oprah Winfrey Show Cassie Divello Story  2008 The Doctors
Prime Time Talk show.
2011 Nightline Bariatric Surgery Segment  2014 Good Morning America, Weight-loss without Surgery Segment, Interesting Advances in Medicine
2014 Nightline Segment, Obalon Balloon as a weight loss option